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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Palencia

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Palencia

3 alternative options

Train via Chamartin

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Palencia

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Moncloa to Palencia

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia

Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Palencia is around 2h 25m and covers a distance of around 235 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 23m. Services are operated by Renfe Viajeros. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
2h 25m
Fastest journey time:
2h 23m
Journey distance:
235 km
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€17
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:25
Last service departs at:
14:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia walk and train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia is to rideshare which costs €10 - €14 and takes 3h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia is to train which costs €17 - €22 and takes 2h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia. However, there are services departing from Ministerio De Agricultura and arriving at Palencia via Madrid Moncloa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Palencia. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 27m.

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It is 191 km from Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia. It is approximately 258.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia without a car is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs €17 - €22.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Palencia takes 2h 27m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid Moncloa station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs €17 - €22. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €29 and takes 4h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia.
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  • Distance: 191.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 33m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Palencia, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Palencia twice daily. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 2h 27m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid Moncloa to Palencia every 4 hours. Tickets cost €19 - €27 and the journey takes 3h.

Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Palencia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Palencia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Palencia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €55
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€23 - €30
Promo+
€28 - €31
Flexible
€40 - €55
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid Moncloa to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Palencia
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Book at
blablacar.es

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Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Palencia station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Palencia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia is 259 km. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Palencia.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid Atocha Station and Palencia. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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